Through the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, I have managed to trace some of the names on the Memorial Cross.
I am fairly sure that the following entries relate to these former Speke residents named above who gave their lives and were buried or commemorated in another country.
Some have no grave and are recorded on memorials. Other give a specific cemetery and grave number.
As you read down them, you will notice some of the records mention their parent's names and addresses.
While researching these, I was struck by how young these men were and how unfamiliar the place names they died in must have been. These brave young men from the tiny village of Speke were leaving their homes to fight for their country in foreign lands, never to return.
More information on each location and its history is available at the CWGC website.
1914 - 1918
IN HONOUR OF THOSE
IN THE GREAT WAR
WON THE VICTORY
AND IN LASTING REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN OF SPEKE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
B Coy 5th Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Died on Saturday, 5th September 1915, aged 18
Additional Information: Son of Charles and Sarah Jane Nicholls of 4 Boundary Cottages, Speke, Liverpool
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium in Addenda Panel 58
9392 2nd Bn North Staffordshire Regiment
23203 1st Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers
401042 16th Bn., Manchester Regiment
438195 427th Field Coy., Royal Engineers
Died on Thursday, 6th September 1917, aged 26
Additional Information: Son of Hugh and Emma Probyn, of Hale Cliff, Hale, Liverpool
Cemetery: Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium in Grave No. II.G.23
17487 2nd/4th Bn., Hampshire Regiment
38889 13th Bn., The King's Liverpool Regiment
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